On my way to help my daughter pack up her dorm room and move home for the summer, I stopped in Santa Barbara for some fun with friends. Mary Ann had found a perfect little cottage to rent with lots of table space for making messes and pretty pages. My friends Syd and Mary both live close, and I was so excited they could join us for some creating. I love each one of these three women and their amazing artists brains. I was so happy they all could meet. The biggest factor we all have in common is that we are all passionate about creating; it's such a gift to be in the company of those that feel the way you do, and it's great fun to feed off each other's ideas (and supplies) as well.
Above, Mary Ann is holding the most beautiful paper that Mary had. We all went a little nuts for it (evidenced in the mirror), and Mary cut it into fourths and gave us each a piece. Not sure I could have done that myself, but so glad she could!
Here are some more shots from the fun that was had:
I really can't wait to do it again. Art fun with friends, I can't recommend it enough. Whether you go away, stay in your house, meet at a park, facetime...whatever form, I highly encourage it. It's such a gift to share your passions with those that can relate!